UPCOMING: electronics and hazardous waste collection event for residents of Mercer County.
Bring obsolete/broken electronics, dead fluorescent/CFL bulbs, used motor oil, aerosol cans, non-latex paint, insect repellant, mercury (e.g., old thermostats and thermometers), flammable liquids and other household chemical waste for proper disposal. Learn more
Location: Dempster Fire School on Lawrence Station Road in Lawrence Township.
Date: Saturday June 2, 2018, 8 am – 2 pm
Recyclable #5 plastic collection resumes Saturday, June 30, at the Pennington Farmers Market.
The Hopewell Valley Green Team is charged with helping everyone who lives and works in the Hopewell Valley to protect this beautiful place that we call home. Since our first meeting on Oct. 29, 2009, the Hopewell Valley Green Team (formerly known as the Hopewell Valley Green Future Task Force) has been working to foster actions among citizens and governments in the Valley that will lead to a more sustainable way of living. We have been especially focused on: 1) Outreach & Education, 2) Recycling, and 3) Local Economies.
The Green Team was profiled by The Hopewell Express in April 2018. Read the article here.
If you are visiting this page, you probably already try to live sustainably.
Here are 10 more things you can do to protect the Environment:
1. Take your own reusable canvas bags to the store.
2. Lower your thermostat one degree (or more) in winter.
3. Take shorter showers.
4. Compost your organic waste.
5. Drive your car less: walk, bike, carpool, use mass transit.
6. Keep your car tires properly inflated.
7. Eat locally produced food. Eat less meat.
8. Shop right in town, instead of traveling a long way to the mall.
9. Turn off lights in unoccupied rooms.
10. Drink tap water instead of bottled water.
Our custom EnergySage portal into the solar marketplace will continue to be active for the next year (through Nov 2018). Go to www.SolarHopewell.org to get started.